November 6, 2006 - Lieberman Has 12-Point Lead In Connecticut, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds
Incumbent Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman holds a 50 - 38 percent likely voter lead over Democratic candidate Ned Lamont, with 8 percent for Republican Alan Schlesinger, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Five percent are undecided.

This compares to a 49 - 37 percent Sen. Lieberman lead over Lamont, with 8 percent for Schlesinger in a November 1 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh- pe-ack) University.

In this latest survey, Lieberman leads Lamont 79 - 3 percent among likely Republican voters, with 16 percent for Schlesinger, and 52 - 35 - 7 percent among independent voters, while likely Democratic voters back Lamont 66 - 27 percent.

"For Connecticut voters, Sen. Joseph Lieberman's experience and record outweighed challenger Ned Lamont's position on the war in Iraq," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D.

"It appears that Ned Lamont peaked in August and that Alan Schlesinger was never able to convince his fellow Republicans that he deserved their support."

From October 31 - November 5, Quinnipiac University surveyed 676 Connecticut likely voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.8 percentage points. The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio and the nation as a public service and for research.

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2. If the 2006 election for senator were being held today, and the candidates were Ned Lamont the Democrat, Alan Schlesinger the Republican, and Joseph Lieberman running as an independent candidate, for whom would you vote? (If undecided q2) As of today, do you lean more toward Lamont, Schlesinger or Lieberman? This table includes Leaners.

                        LIKELY VOTERS.............................
                        Tot    Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Lamont 38% 3% 66% 35% 36% 39% Schlesinger 8 16 3 7 7 8 Lieberman 50 79 27 52 51 48 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - - - - - - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - - - - - - DK/NA 5 2 4 6 6 4

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT............ 01 02 03 04 05

Lamont 32% 41% 34% 42% 40% Schlesinger 12 6 8 3 7 Lieberman 47 47 54 52 50 SMONE ELSE(VOL) - - - - - WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) - - - - - DK/NA 9 6 3 3 2



2a. (If candidate choice q2) Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election?

                        LIKELY CHOOSING CAND Q2...
                                CAND OF CHOICE Q2.
                        Tot     NL      JL


Made up 91% 90% 94% Might change 9 10 6 DK/NA - - -